Beginning November 25, thousands of organizations around the world have joined together for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Campaign, to advocate and take action. The campaign runs from November 25 to December 10 and aims to raise awareness, strengthen local and national programs, and advocate for government policies to eliminate all forms of violence against women.
The theme of this year’s campaign is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!” and will focus specifically on the right to education in situations of conflict, and the role that patriarchal militarism plays in causing and perpetuating GBV.
This year, Equimundo is leading and co-hosting social media efforts to address ways that communities, individuals, and institutions can help to change attitudes and end violence against women and children at home and in school. Equimundo’s Youth Living Peace program is also featured in the Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence’s 2016 Call to Action.
Social Media Campaign: 16 Ways You Can Make a Difference
Each day during 16 Days of Activism, Equimundo is sharing one action that you can take, as an individual, to end gender-based violence. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and use #16Days and #16Ways to join the discussion. Tell us what you will do to end gender-based violence. You can see Equimundo’s “16 ways” here.
Social Media Campaign: 16 Ways Fathers Can Create Safe Spaces for Children
Equimundo co-coordinates MenCare, a global fatherhood campaign, active in more than 40 countries. During 16 Days of Activism, MenCare is sharing quotes from around the world about the important role men – as caregivers and fathers – can play in creating safe spaces for children at home and at school. Join us on MenCare’s Facebook and Twitter during the 16 Days of Activism, using #16Days, to see one quote each day. Can’t wait? You can see all the quotes here.
Twitter Chat: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in a Changing World
When: November 30, 9:00am – 2:00pm EST
Hosts: Equimundo with The Asia Foundation, University Research Co., World Vision, Knowledge for Health (K4Health), Chemonics, Banyan Global, ACDI/VOCA, and WI-HER on Twitter
The Twitter chat “Addressing Gender-Based Violence in a Changing World” brought together development and health experts and justice and community activists to join a day of conversation on the issues surrounding gender-based violence. From 11:30am to 12:00pm EST, Equimundo hosted a conversation on “Engaging Men and Boys to Prevent Gender-Based Violence.” There were more than 13 million impressions of the hashtag #GBVchat during the day. Read more about the chat here.
Wikigender Online Discussion: Engaging Men and Boys to End Gender-Based Violence
A public, online discussion engaged experts – including Jane Kato-Wallace from Equimundo, Julio Langa from HOPEM, Anthony Keedi from Abaad, John Crownover from Care International, and Servane Mouazan from the Womanity Foundation – in a global dialogue about reaching men and boys to end gender-based violence. Read the discussion in both English and French on Wikigender, and through Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #EngagingMen.
Wikigender Webinar: Engaging Men and Boys to End Gender-Based Violence
Concluding their weeklong online discussion, Wikigender and Womanity hosted a webinar on the theme of engaging men and boys to end gender-based violence. The webinar featured Jane Kato-Wallace from Equimundo, Julio Langa from HOPEM, Anthony Keedi from Abaad, and Servane Mouazan from the Womanity Foundation. Watch the webinar below: